In his final regular season opportunity to break his slump, Iwakuma will face the Angels on Friday. He heads into that start with a 14-9 record and 3.54 ERA.
Heading into Sunday's game against the Royals,
Porcello is slated to make one final start, as he is scheduled to face the Twins on Friday. He will enter that contest with a 15-12 record and a 3.31 ERA.
Kluber lasted eight innings, holding the Twins to two runs on seven hits and a walk. He is now 17-9 with a 2.53 ERA. The 28-year-old is now set to make his final appearance of the season on Saturday against the Rays.
"It happened so fast, I don't even think my reaction was fast enough to do anything," he said. "It just happened to be that shoulder was in the right spot in the right time."
Zimmermann said his shoulder is sore but he doesn't think it will affect him going forward. It's unclear if he'll make his next scheduled start against the Marlins.
He finished the game 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs. Garcia now has seven home runs on the season to go with a .267 batting average.
For the second game in a row,
After getting 13 Ks in his last start against the Marlins, deGrom got 10 strikeouts in Sunday's outing. He limited the Braves to three singles and three walks, lifting his record to 9-6 and lowering his ERA to 2.63.
According to ESPN.com, Mets manager Terry Collins has not yet determined whether deGrom will make another start this season. The team has targeted an innings limit for him between 180 and 185, and he has now pitched 178 2/3 innings between the majors and Triple-A. Collins is looking to make a decision later in the week.
Kelly is now 5-4 on the season with a 4.15 ERA. His next -- and final -- start of the season will come on Saturday against the Yankees.
"He's not pain-free," manager Bryan Price said. "He's not 100 percent, and he won't be at any time during the rest of the season. So the question is, Do we want to play him at less than 100 percent? He still hasn't seen any live pitching."
The Reds are out of the race and would like Votto to enter 2015 spring training completely healthy.
Making his first start in 10 weeks,
Tanaka pitched 5 1/3 innings, as he was limited to 70 pitches, allowing one run on five hits and no walks. He got four strikeouts in the game, which raised his record to 13-4 and lowered his ERA to 2.47.
Assuming Tanaka emerges healthy from this outing, he will start against the Red Sox next weekend for his final appearance of the season.
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